Ok, now that I’ve heard this from 3 persons in the last month, I must comment. Each time, it took me by surprise. I don’t feel I have any problems ! God does, I cast all my cares on Him. I, on the other hand, CAN do ALL THINGs ….THRU CHRIST, who gives me strength. Furthermore, ALL THINGs work together for good, IF you are called by His name AND according to HIS purpose.
Remember Paul’s remarks to the Philippians 4:12 ?…I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I must tell you, who can ad a single moment to their life by worry ? In all things pray and give thanks … ( how many scripture verse paraphrases can you identify thus far ?
Thanks to age ( mine ), I’ve seen so many trials and fretted uselessly through them only to see blessings completely unexpected on the other side that I must say I’m cheating in my walk of “faith” here, I know that “joy comes in the morning” – or soon thereafter. If I got to write another verse or two I’d plagiarize some already written and say “well, God trusts us so much that He allows today so we can be more content or more ministerially useful tomorrow. I feel its a sin issue when I want to so control my life that i have “problems” – putting me on the throne and presuming God is no longer running the world – yikes ! Scary thought. Let Him run the world ( and yours), quit the worry, start the yielding prayers, and use the day He gives you to keep on your God centered purpose.
I’ve drawn some conclusions: I’m looking at folks who see “problems”. Do they have a persona I harvest a lot of spiritual fruit from ? Perhaps they can use a touch of supernatural joy unspeakable and a filling of glory., your webmaster.